Mary Pan is a family medicine physician and writer with training in global health, bioethics and narrative medicine. She received her MD degree from the University of Washington and her Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She writes essays, flash nonfiction and poetry that explore medicine and motherhood. Particular interests include medical ethics, global health, motherhood as vocation and the intersection of religion and science. She practices family medicine, writes and teaches in the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and three young children.

You can find her work in various online and print publications and in undecipherable scribblings in her Moleskine notebook. She is currently working on a book-length collection of narrative medicine essays.